Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Privacy, Security, and the National Security Agency (NSA)
Analysis and Commentary

The U.S. Corporate Theft Principle

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

David Sanger’s piece in this morning’s NYT explores the USG’s attempts to justify cracking down on cyber-theft of intellectual property of U.S. firms while at the same time continuing to spy on non-U.S. firms for different purposes. 

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Analysis and Commentary

Property Rights Save the Environment

by Terry Anderson, Carson Brunovia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

When it comes to hydraulic fracturing, market-based solutions are much more efficient and effective than top-down government regulations.

Michael McFaul on Uncommon Knowledge
Analysis and Commentary

Michael McFaul on Vladimir Putin and Russia

with Michael McFaulvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, May 19, 2014

In this Uncommon Knowledge, Hoover fellow Peter Robinson speaks with former US ambassador to Russia, Hoover senior fellow, and Stanford political science professor Michael McFaul. McFaul discusses Russian president Vladimir Putin’s complex and evolving rhetoric and strategic objectives, emphasizing recent developments in the US-Russia relationship, Putin and former US Russian president Dmitry Medvedev, and Ukraine’s strategic importance to Russia.

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Analysis and Commentary

The Bundy Lesson: Be Careful What You Ask For

by Terry Andersonvia Bozeman Daily Chronicle (MT)
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Until Cliven Bundy shot himself in the foot with his racist diatribe, he was helping to rekindle the Sagebrush Rebellion of the 1970s. Mr. Bundy grazed his cattle on Bureau of Land Management land in Nevada and refused to pay over $1 million in grazing fees and fines because he claims the federal government has no right to the land.

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Analysis and Commentary

A Grieving Mother Acts, While The FDA Dithers

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Vaccination is one of the most important advances in public health in recent centuries.  Hundreds of vaccines have all but eradicated many of the infectious disease scourges of the past.  But outbreaks of Meningitis B (MenB) — which is caused by serotype B of a bacterium called Neisseria meningitidis, or meningococcus — on at least four college campuses during the past eighteen months show that more needs to be done.

Interviews
Interviews

House of Representatives Hearing, David Slayton Testimony - Using New Ocean Technologies

featuring Commander David Slaytonvia Transport
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A hearing of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation on Using new Ocean Technologies: Promoting Efficient Maritime Transportation and Improving Maritime Domain Awareness and Response Capability. Video and written testimony.

California Politics
Interviews

Bill Whalen on the John Batchelor Show (19:40)

interview with Bill Whalenvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hoover research fellow Bill Whalen discusses the California primary on the John Batchelor Show.

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Interviews

Lanhee Chen on the John Batchelor Show (33:03)

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hoover research fellow Lanhee Chen discusses Obamacare on the John Batchelor Show.

Economics Concept
Interviews

Russ Roberts on the John Batchelor Show (19:46)

interview with Russell Robertsvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hoover research fellow Russell Roberts discusses GDP on the John Batchelor Show.

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Interviews

Angelo Codevilla on Opinion Journal

interview with Angelo M. Codevillavia Wall Street Journal Live
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Angelo Codevilla discusses US foreign policy on Wall Street Journal Live.

In the News
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In the News

BOE Bean Gives Reasons Why He Opposes MPC Meeting Transcripts

mentioning Kevin Warshvia Market News International
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

LONDON (MNI) - Bank of England Deputy Governor, Monetary Policy Charles Bean said Tuesday that he believes publishing transcripts of the rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee's monthly meetings could inhibit free and flowing policy discussion.

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In the News

The Federal Government Hasn’t Improved Education After Trying for 50 Years

mentioning Caroline M. Hoxbyvia Foundry
Monday, May 19, 2014

The federal government has been trying to improve educational outcomes for 50 years, but according to a recent study, we have little to show for it — and in some areas, it is getting worse.